Haywood calls for further action from PIAA after racial slur found in high school locker room (timesherald.com)

State Rep. McClinton sees path to House Speaker | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Democrats take back the Pa. House, but leadership drama is set to restart | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi: ‘I’ll reassess’ whether to remain speaker (inquirer.com)

Legal relief for abuse survivors at the top of Democrats’ agenda when the House returns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. bills would boost benefits for retired teachers, state employees | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

South Side bar owners tell House panel they are suffering from crime | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lancaster County legislator holds power to appeal ruling on state’s school funding system | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Shapiro Orders Some State Employees Back to the Office – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

YAW: Philadelphia: Don’t Miss the Big Picture on LNG – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Democrats won Pennsylvania House, but bipartisan gap remains | WITF

Harrisburg is broken. The Pa. House has a chance to fix it. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

With fentanyl test strips decriminalized, Pa. officials work to gauge demand – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State grants benefit dozens of local fire companies, EMS providers | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Eight local EMS, ambulance providers get $400,000 in funding – Daily Local

Funding mobile health services at Fox Chase – Northeast Times



SBA PPP loan forgiveness update for ‘good faith’ errors – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA reauthorization high on small business priority list – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney wants Philadelphia taxes to ‘no longer be a burden for businesses’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

President Biden tackles small business issues in State of the Union address – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Disney layoffs will affect 7,000 workers worldwide : NPR

USDA projects farm income will fall in 2023 after two robust years – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Temple University withdraws free tuition for TUGSA students on strike (inquirer.com)



The nation is suffering an epidemic of race-based violence and police brutality | Opinion – pennlive.com

Officer expected to recover after being shot in West Philly, 3 in custody | Local News | phillytrib.com

Suspect in McKeesport police shooting threatened to go on ‘killing spree’ weeks earlier, officials say | TribLIVE.com



Major schools ruling is a call to action for Pa., local leaders say – The Mon Valley Independent

Brewster: The court’s education decision is a call to action for PA – Pennsylvania News (localtoday.news)

Local officials responds to Pa. public school funding ruling | Local News | phillytrib.com

Court’s school funding decision hailed by advocates (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pa. school funding lawsuit verdict is ‘correct.’ But the fight for equity isn’t over. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Historic court ruling could mean more opportunities for NEPA students | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

How to fix Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional school funding (mcall.com)

A judge declared Pa.’s K-12 public school funding system unconstitutional. What comes next? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School leaders cautiously optimistic about landmark Pa. school funding ruling | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Poorer districts win funding suit – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Central Bucks School District apologizes for removal of Elie Wiesel quote | The Bucks County Herald

Community college symposium explores open primaries | The Bucks County Herald

Philly public schools, other area schools planning delayed openings day after Super Bowl | Local News | phillytrib.com

Guy Ciarrocchi: Educational success in Pennsylvania requires more choice, not more money (broadandliberty.com)

New Hershey early learning school accepting applications (abc27.com)

New ‘Classical Education’ Charter School Planned for West Chester Area School District – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

North Allegheny School Board reviews controversial state audit | TribLIVE.com

Reading Area Community College, WCU, sign dual admission agreement – Reading Eagle

Kutztown Middle School literacy program halted over book’s focus on climate change (readingeagle.com)

Photos: Wilkes University vigil for Tyre Nichols | News | citizensvoice.com




At least 9 state legislatures are trying to restrict or criminalize drag shows : NPR


Election misinformation continues to roil Pennsylvania : NPR

Undated Pa. mail ballots: State Supreme Court opinions open door to confusion, policy patchwork (inquirer.com)


Bucks County judges won’t consider Central Bucks redistricting maps | The Bucks County Herald

Central Bucks voting region changes delayed as Bucks Court recuses itself (phillyburbs.com)

Terry Tracy: Democrats claim “unfettered discretion” over Republican nominees to Delco Election Board (broadandliberty.com)

Bob Hollister announces bid for Lancaster County commissioner | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule (abc27.com)



Pennsylvania attorney general urges EPA to act on ‘forever chemicals’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com



Southwest COO says ‘we messed up’ in prepared testimony : NPR

Pennsylvania’s roads ranked among the country’s worst, study finds – pennlive.com



CVS to buy Oak Street Health, primary care operator, for $10.6 billion (phillyburbs.com)

One state finds success with ER psych diversion program for kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

End of pandemic-era policy presents dilemmas for millions of Pa. Medicaid, CHIP recipients | TribLIVE.com

Prostate cancer diagnoses on the rise, particularly among Black men | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

S&P downgraded Tower Health’s credit rating by two notches to ‘B’ (inquirer.com)


State News

East Palestine, Ohio, residents can safely go home, officials say : NPR

Train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, prompts urgent evacuations within one-mile radius (cbsnews.com)

Pa., Ohio residents get all-clear after evacuation related to toxic gases from train derailment | WITF

Pennsylvania ranks 34th for sales tax rate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

John Fetterman hospitalized after feeling lightheaded (dailylocal.com)

Pa.’s Fetterman hospitalized overnight after feeling ‘lightheaded’ during Senate retreat – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman hospitalized after feeling ‘lightheaded’ during Senate retreat – pennlive.com

Sen. John Fetterman hospitalized after ‘feeling lightheaded’ | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers react to Biden’s State of the Union (abc27.com)


National News

Officer never told Tyre Nichols why he stopped him | Across America | phillytrib.com

Watch: Videos of Syria earthquake rescues lift hopes among survivors : NPR

Fabuloso recall affects 4.9 million bottles : NPR

IRS: Wait to file taxes if you got inflation relief from your state : NPR

In Iran, NPR sees anger and desperation. Its government says nothing is wrong : NPR

Twitter’s new data access rules will make research harder : NPR

Australian Defense Department to remove Chinese-made cameras : NPR

Five Super Bowl storylines to watch as the Chiefs and Eagles face off : NPR

At this year’s Super Bowl, Black women will be in the spotlight (inquirer.com)

Florida school district pulls children’s book about Roberto Clemente off shelves | TribLIVE.com

New Jersey races to meet expedited deadline to distribute water assistance — or lose it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Volodymyr Zelensky, in Brussels, urges European Union to grant Ukraine membership (inquirer.com)


Local News

New Hope-Solebury finance committee hoping to chip away at tax increase as good vibes abound | The Bucks County Herald

Johnstown Council considering mechanical amusement device fee | News | tribdem.com

Chester County fans are ready to celebrate the Eagles as a united community – Daily Local

Perry County track/turf proposal brews controversy (abc27.com)

Bucks County Historical Society Unveils Plans to Transform Fonthill Castle Grounds – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Harvey named Luzerne County election director | Times Leader

Local, state officials lobby for terminating distress status for Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

Harrisburg not among capitals for making the ‘best homes’: study – pennlive.com

Property on the Allentown-Bethlehem border has been vacant for a decade. A proposed massive apartment complex there has neighbors upset. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bethlehem affordable housing study says city in crisis (mcall.com)



Pittsburgher Ali Trachta truly arrives home with City Paper editor appointment | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Advocacy group’s study illustrates Pittsburgh’s ‘unreliable transit crisis’ – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Health Department closes 2 nightclubs over health code violations – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Walnut Capital eyes housing at Oakland’s Pittsburgh Athletic Association | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community gathers in grief as slain McKeesport officer is taken to a Brentwood funeral home | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Police Department moved to fire a controversial captain. He abruptly resigned. (inquirer.com)

The Sheriff’s Office is broken. Will Philadelphia’s next mayor help fix it? | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Paul Levy announces Center City District succession plan (inquirer.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney plans to call for continuing to cut Philly’s business tax in his final budget proposal (inquirer.com)

Mayor’s Fund nonprofit is rebranding as the Philadelphia City Fund (inquirer.com)

UC Townhomes protesters attempt to disrupt mayoral luncheon and demand city help (inquirer.com)

Beloved Mantua community center could be redeveloped into apartments (inquirer.com)



Ex-Twitter officials reject GOP claims of government collusion : NPR

Biden warns of GOP plans for Medicare, Social Security cuts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette